Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

A mature evolutionary psychology demands careful conclusions about sex differences


Jens B. Asendorpf a1 and Lars Penke a2
a1 Institut für Psychologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin, Germany jens.asendorpf@rz.hu-berlin.de
a2 Institut für Psychologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin, Germany; International Max Planck Research School LIFE, 14195, Berlin, Germany lars.penke@staff.hu-berlin.de www.psychologie.hu-berlin.de/per

Abstract

By comparing alternative evolutionary models, the International Sexuality Description Project marks the transition of evolutionary psychology to the next level of scientific maturation. The lack of final conclusions might partly be a result of the composition of the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory and the sampled populations. Our own data suggest that correcting for both gives further support to the strategic pluralism model.



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